Local talent abounds in the ranks of the Legion’s 2019 team. Returning prop Gil Covey grew up in San Diego where he attended Cathedral High before graduating to Aztecs rugby with San Diego State. The 26-year old also has rugby experience overseas with a career that includes tours in New Zealand and emerging rugby country the Republic of Georgia. His men’s club baptism came with the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club rugby in the Pacific Rugby Premiership where Gil appeared alongside Legion teammate Nick Evans. Covey describes his preference of rugby over American football as stemming from the fact that “It doesn’t stop” and play continues until the ref determines otherwise. In the front row, Covey represents an energetic and experienced scrummager and will look to improve on his already impressive 2018 performance with the Legion.